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January 9, 2013

Cowboy With A Cause – Beyond the Book

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cowboy with a cause

Cowboy With A Cause is the third book in the Cowboy Cafe series and is out this month.   I’ve talked here many times about my crazy family but I dedicated this book to my daughter, Darlene.

A little over two years ago Darlene woke up with drop foot and neuropathy.  At thirty-three years old she went immediately into a wheelchair.  We shed many tears as she tried to understand why this had happened, as she adjusted to life without walking.  It took a while for all of us to come to the realization that this wasn’t just a temporary issue and we needed to face the fact that she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. 

As she adjusted, finding the strength and will to continue living as if she had no disability, my admiration for her…my bi-polar, borderline child, grew.  Then six months ago she was fitted with a brace that finally got her back on her feet.  It was like a miracle…she could walk again under her own steam!

A week before Christmas she fell and broke her femur bone in her bad leg.  At the same time I had just undergone hip repair surgery that limited my movement.  As I whined about pain and being unable to drive, about not being able to bend over or wear high heels, she’s been a trooper once again.

We’re both slowly healing, but again she has reminded me of the strength of spirit she possesses, an acceptance of each and every obstacle life throws her way. 

She’ll probably be back in the wheelchair after her bone heals and will need to re-learn to use the brace to walk, but I have no doubt that she’ll do just that.  That’s why this book is important to me, for it celebrates all women who deal with difficult issues and just get on with life…because that’s who we are…because that’s what we do!


Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Carla: I just finished reading Cowboy With A Cause and loved it. I loved the strength in the heroine. Adam stole my heart. I can’t wait for the next Cowboy Cafe book.
    I enjoy each of your stories. Debra DeCoster

    Comment by Debra DeCoster — February 5, 2013 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

    • Debra,
      I’m so glad you enjoyed Cowvboy With A Cause! It will always be a special book to me. Thanks for your support!

      Comment by carlacassidy — March 8, 2013 @ 4:24 am | Reply

  2. I just finished Cowboy Without a Cause and I loved it. I too suffer from peripheral neuropathy but not to the extent of your daughter and the heroine in the book. I do, however, know just how painful it can be. I know you have heard this before but I read all of your books and you are one of my favorite authors. I look forward to the next installment of Cowboy Café.

    Comment by Cheryl Cole — February 12, 2013 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

    • Cheryl,
      Thanks so much for your kind words. We’d finally managed to get my daughter into a brace and walking and then just before Christmas she fell and broke her femur. We’re back to square one….I think a lot of people don’t recognize how painful peripheral neuropathy can be. Best of luck with you staying well and as pain free as possible!

      Comment by carlacassidy — March 8, 2013 @ 4:23 am | Reply

  3. Hi, I loved the book! One question though, will we ever know the ending…. will there be a book 2??? I need to know what happened with them and if she ever gets out of the chair. Beautiful story I hope you continue.

    Comment by Marg — April 26, 2013 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

    • Marg,
      There is a final book – Confessing to the Cowboy, a June release and actually this was the third book in the series, the first two are Her Cowboy Distraction and the second is titled, The Cowboy’s Claim. Hope you enjoy!

      Comment by carlacassidy — May 6, 2013 @ 12:17 am | Reply

  4. checked out your book published by NAL “Are You Afraid.” If your readers haven’t read this one it is a MUST. It is a thriller from beginning to the end. I had a hard time putting the book down and stayed up too long at night wanting to keep reading.. Am anxious to read more of your books as your are the best!!!

    Comment by Marie Cook — June 28, 2013 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

    • Marie,
      So glad you enjoyed Are You Afraid. It’s definitely one of my personal favorites. I really appreciate you letting me know that you enjoyed it! Thanks so much!

      Comment by carlacassidy — September 8, 2013 @ 12:16 am | Reply

  5. Just started readying your books, Cowboy with a Cause was my first, I am 70 yrs., not real good with finding things on the computer, I just sent an e-mail asking the name of the sequel to you and then I found it. ha keep writing I enjoy your books. Frances Washburn, S.A. TX.

    Comment by Frances Washburn — June 13, 2014 @ 1:40 am | Reply

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